Business Services has created Finance Foundations at Macalester as a resource for anyone working with money at Macalester.   You will find these lessons are self-paced and will provide a guide how to make payments, receive reimbursements, categorize expenditures and how to navigate other business service processes.

Finance Reporting Resources
Pcard Resources
Marketplace Resources
Grants Accounting Resources


Description Quick Reference Resources
Access to Finance Reports — Argos To gain access to Finance Reports, Argos, you must complete approval form and have it signed by your manager. Finance Access and Approval
Argos Reporting interface to Banner. Easy interface and provides reports in PDF format to print, save or download. Access to Argos Financial Reports— using Google Chrome, Firefox or IE  Go to Argos Reports

For Argos Resources

ITS information: ITS information about Argos access

Access Argos off-campus ITS information about Off-campus access 

1600grand 1600grand is the gateway to many Macalester resources, including access to Banner Finance information. 1600grand portal (Will require your Macalester log-in)
Banner Banner is the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that Macalester uses to link functions and share data between campus departments. Banner Finance is the financial information module.

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Finance Reporting Resources via Argos

For in-person individual or small group training, please contact, Aimee Baxter, or 651-696-6696.

How Do I? Quick Reference Resources
Where can I find the information I need in Argos? Which Report to Use in Argos? (PDF)
Find out general information about how to access Argos and navigate? Financial Systems Reporting Quick Reference (PDF)
Where can I find what the FOAPAL means? When does the Fiscal year start and end? What are the document codes? What are the keys to the Accounting codes? Accounting Cheat Sheet (gDoc)
Finance Access and Approval References

  • Finance Approvals Explained
  • My Finance Access and Approval report
  • Finance Approval Look-up tool
Finance Access and Approval References (gDoc)
Help me find my 100000 fund balance and transactions by Budget Year. Budget and Transaction Fiscal Year Bound Step-by-Step Guide
Help me find a transaction by date range for my 100000 fund (not bound by Budget year). Transaction by Date Range Step-by-Step Guide
Help me find a transaction by date range for my Grant. Grant Transaction by Date Range Step-by-Step Guide
How can I track my transactions between the purchase and when they appear in Argos/Banner? Gap Log (XLSX)
How do I create an offline financial chart to analyze my budget? Offline Financial Charts to Analyze Budget (PDF)
How can I access Argos off campus? Access Argos off-campus ITS information about Off-campus access

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Pcard Resources

Description Quick Reference Resources
Visit the Pcard webpage for training resources and FAQs Macalester Pcard website

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Accepting Payments

Description Quick Reference Resources
Online/Remote and In-person payments Business Services provides solutions for accepting payments for Macalester sponsored events and activities. These solutions ensure that the customer’s data is secure, as well as, providing useful order/sales data. Go to more information about Accepting Payments

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Grants Accounting Resources

Description Quick Reference Resources
Website The Grants Accounting website connects Principal Investigators (PI’s) and Project Directors (PD’s), and administrators involved in grant financial management with many valuable tools and resources. Macalester Grants Accounting

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